Wednesday, January 20, 2010
The bad news for the other 29 clubs is that in the offseason of 2009-‘10 the Yankees have not exactly become worse. In fact, the evidence suggests that they have become better. They are not without questions, but their questions are fewer and smaller than those of the vast majority of the competition.
The things that strike you about the Yankees’ work this winter is that they moved without sentiment, but also without spending $423.5 million. They made some necessary moves, but these moves did not include overwhelming free agents with offers that could not be refused.
WTF? The Yankees spent $423.5 million last offseason? Why hasn’t this been documented anywhere?
I do agree with Bauman’s overall point though. For all the consternation by a certain segment of the fanbase about the ‘gaping hole’ in LF, on paper this team is better than last year’s. How much better? Maybe four or five wins better by my estimates. Of course, that doesn’t mean they’ll win as many games,because a team’s season ending win total is subject to differ from their actual talent level for a multitude of reasons in both good and bad ways.
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